In 2016, amendments were made to CABEI's Constitutive Agreement in order to strengthen relations and regional integration between Central America and the Caribbean. The Board of Governors accepted the incorporation of the Republic of Cuba in April 2017, and on July 11, 2018, completed the process for its incorporation in compliance with the regulatory provisions, which officially makes Cuba a non-regional member of the Bank.
The Central American Bank for Economic Integration is the first multilateral organization in the region that receives Cuba as one of its members. The incorporation will allow new integration opportunities with the Caribbean area and the countries of the Central American region. In addition, this will strengthen trade opportunities between Cuba and the member countries of the Bank.